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Telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump

July 23, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States of America Donald Trump.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump thoroughly discussed issues of strategic stability and arms control, considering the special responsibility of Russia and the United States for maintaining international peace and security. In this context, they reaffirmed the need for bilateral consultations on these issues, including the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. They also noted the great importance of Russia’s initiative to hold a summit of the permanent members of the UN Security Council on a wide range of international security problems.

The situation with the Iranian nuclear programme was touched on. Both sides emphasised the need for a collective effort to maintain regional stability and the global nuclear non-proliferation regime.

The two leaders expressed mutual interest in the development of Russian-American trade and economic cooperation, and praised joint efforts to contain the coronavirus spread.

The leaders of Russia and the United States exchanged best wishes on the 45th anniversary of the joint Soyuz-Apollo space flight.

Both sides agreed to continue contacts at various levels.

The conversation was constructive and substantive.

July 23, 2020